Celebrities turned real-life heroes

Published On: Jan 20 2012 10:58:55 AM CST   Updated On: May 21 2015 10:17:16 AM CDT

Rapper Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony fame is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have acted heroically outside the spotlight. Here are some of the other celebrity turned real-life heroes.

Heroes - Sean Penn
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Sean Penn helped transport 40 people stranded in their flooded homes via motorboat. He also helped with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in 2011.

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